Galway Film Centre’s annual seminar on Writing for TV Drama takes place this year on 17th & 18th October.
This event is run in partnership with Screen Training Ireland, the BAI and is supported by TG4, the Irish Film Board/ Bórd Scannán na hÉireann and RTÉ. Galway Film Centre is funded by The Arts Council. Past guests have included Vince Gilligan, Hans Rosenfeldt and Bryan Cogman.
This year’s panels are:
Thursday Afternoon, October 17th
Writing for a Younger Audience – 2pm – 4pm
There is a great demand for writing in this area and this panel will examine the challenges of writing for this genre.
Tom Bidwell (Writer) – MY MAD FAT DIARY
Bryan Elsley (Writer) – SKINS, DATES, THE CROW ROAD
Melanie Stokes (Company Director) – Kindle Entertainment
Máire Ní Chonláin (Chair) – (Commissioning Editor) -TG4
The Evolution of LOVE/HATE – 4.15pm -6.15pm
An in-depth look at this award winning Irish crime drama.
David Caffrey (Director) – DIVORCING JACK, MONARCH OF THE GLEN
Stuart Carolan (Writer) – RAW, LITTLE WHITE LIE
Tom Vaughan-Lawlor (Actor) – HOWIE THE ROOKIE
Dearbhla Walsh (CHAIR) – (LITTLE DORRIT, SHAMELESS)
Friday, October 18th
THE JOURNEY OF AMBER – 10am – 11.30am
AMBER is a 4 part series, which has sold to US, Australian, Canadian and Scandinavian broadcasters and will be broadcast on Irish TV in January 2014 & BBC4 in April 2014. This panel examines the genesis and the journey of this TV Drama.
Rob Cawley (Writer/Producer) – AMBER
Gary Duggan (Writer) – AMBER
Paul Duane (Writer/Producer) – AMBER, SECRET DIARY OF A CALL GIRL
Muirinn Lane Kelly (Chair) – Writer
In Conversation with US Showrunner, Frank Spotnitz -1.30pm -4.30pm
Frank Spotnitz (creator of HUNTED and writer and executive producer on The X-FILES) will discuss his approach to writing for TV. He is currently writing a series adapted from the TRANSPORTER hit movie franchise, and is writing and co-producing an adaptation of Philip K Dick’s THE MAN IN THE HIGH CASTLE for Ridley Scott.
Frank Spotnitz (Writer) – HUNTED, THE X-FILES
Shane Perez (Chair) – Writer
More info or to book a place, phone 0035391-770748 or email firstname.lastname@example.org www.galwayfilmcentre.ie